This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions depression, depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder
Treatment cognitive behavioral therapy
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor University of Denver
Collaborator National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Start date February 2003
End date June 2005
Trial size 40 participants
Trial identifier NCT00073359, DSIR CT-S, R21 MH65988, R21MH065988


The purpose of this study is to identify and evaluate therapist behaviors that affect how well and how long adolescent patients stay in treatment for depression.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 13 years up to 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Major depression or dysthymic disorder - Referred by school Exclusion Criteria: - Comorbid psychosis, bipolar disorder, or mental retardation

Additional Information

Official title Engagement and Alliance in CBT for Depressed Adolescents
Description Early patient drop out, sporadic attendance, and minimal participation have hindered the development and administration of effective treatments for adolescent depression. Adolescents who do not receive adequate exposure to active treatment are unlikely to benefit from experimentally supported treatments. Certain therapist behaviors may influence the attendance, drop-out, and overall participation of adolescents with depression. This study will evaluate the effect of engagement interventions and alliance on attendance, participation, completion, and outcome in depressed adolescents. Participants in this study will have 12 weekly sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) at a school-based health clinic. Audio recordings from the completed CBT sessions will be replayed and evaluated to identify therapist engagement interventions, therapy alliance, and treatment participation.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Denver.